Man pages .Dd
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Sun Dec 3 23:29:51 PST 2006
On Sunday, 3 December 2006 at 23:15:25 -0700, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <20061204002231.GB36269 at wantadilla.lemis.com>
> "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog at FreeBSD.org> writes:
>> On Friday, 1 December 2006 at 14:09:25 +0100, Sascha Wildner wrote:
>>> M. Warner Losh wrote:
>>>> content changes, but not typos or formatting, is when it should be
>>>> bumpped. Also on MFC, the date used is the one in -current, not the
>>>> date that you MFC. This makes it hard to automate.
>>> Where exactly is the benefit in bumping/having dates on manpages at all?
>>> I mean, does anyone actually notice that the date changed (by
>>> remembering the date of the previous version) and think, "oh great,
>>> there's been a content change, let's check that out"?
>> Good point. Clearly it's worthwhile knowing what version of the man
>> page you have, if only to know whether it's up to date. But the
>> $FreeBSD$ tag would give more information there.
> $FreeBSD$ or $Date$ would pessimize the display of the date by
> uglifying the presentation to the user.
Only if you were to display it in its entirety. Macros exist to
convert them into correct dates.
See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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